News / Business / Community / 30th September 2021
Random acts of kindness
More than 100 free coffees were handed out in Coonabarabran last week as part of Yarn Support Connect’s project to promote Kindness Week.
On behalf of the organisation, Kodi Brady said the free beverages were passed out to surprised and thankful customers at cafes and eateries across town.
As well as the free coffees, more than 1000 "Be Kind” stickers were also distributed.
Mr Brady said the idea was borne from wanting to put a smile on residents’ faces.
“We would normally hold some kind of event, but in today’s climate with COVID-19 and restrictions and social distancing we thought about what we could do,” he said.
“We came up with the idea of giving out free coffee - because who doesn’t appreciate a free coffee?
“It was really well received - a random act of kindness.
“It’s amazing how something so simple like a free coffee can brighten someone’s day."
Jacinta Lowrie, from Cardian’s Coffee Lounge, said she fully supported the Kindness Week initiative.
“It was actually amazing to see people’s faces light up when they received a free coffee,” she said.
“It went really well and most people commented about the stickers on top of their coffee lids.
“It was a good way to spread some positivity in our community, especially at a time with the ongoing COVID-19 situation.”
Mrs Lowrie said she would happily support the project in the future.
Yarn Support Connect is a local suicide prevention network set up to help the community.
Mr Brady said Kindness Week was another way of providing a positive message.